- Mar 10, 2010 at 5:39 pm #1256329
This pack looks SWEET! It carries a max of 35 lbs and only weighs 20 ounces with hip belt! It's also completely custom (except for the color). Does anyone have this? I'm not sure if I'm willing to throw down 250$ for a pack, but I'm seriously considering it. Here's the site if you guys want to check it out: http://moonbowgear.com/kiskil/Mithril%20Pack%20Main%20Page.htm
Mar 10, 2010 at 7:09 pm #1584839
Mark VerberBPL Member
@verberLocale: San Francisco Bay Area
Ah… saying it carry's 35lbs is a stretch. It's a frameless pack without something like six moon designs pad pocket. I doubt many people would enjoy carrying it with 35lbs. I saw one on the trail many years ago and swap packs with the owner for a bit. I guess he was one of those people that happily carried a lot of weight in a frameless pack. He was carrying 35-40lbs. I didn't enjoy the experience. Then again, other than the Six Moon Designs Starlite, I haven't found a frameless pack I would use with more than around 20lbs.
–markMar 10, 2010 at 7:30 pm #1584847
Pedro ArvyBPL Member
I owned one of these packs some years ago and walked the JMT with it.
In their day they were great but refinements from all the small gear makers we know and love have made it obsolete IMO. A Six Moon Designs Starlite has more features plus an optional frame. Its way ahead.Mar 10, 2010 at 8:09 pm #1584870
I am with Mark – I am not a small guy and yet find most frameless packs not that comfortable over about 18-22lbs. Sure I can carry 40 lbs in one (assuming it doesn't break apart) but why? It would feel like crap.
Having said that, I like the fabrics used in this pack and assuming reasonable loads it might be an interesting option to the Jam's of the world.
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